Cable & Telecom

Manitoba first in Canada to launch province-wide Text with 9-1-1

WINNIPEG – MTS said Thursday that members of the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community now have the ability to communicate with 9-1-1 call centres in Manitoba using wireless text messaging through the Text with 9-1-1 service (T9-1-1).T9-1-1 is supported by all wireless service providers and is now available in areas of Manitoba with Enhanced 9-1-1 capability. Enhanced 9-1-1 provides emergency operators with the caller's wireless phone number and the location of the cellular tower handling the call. Customers must also be in their wireless service provider's coverage area to access T9-1-1.The service is only available...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.